Hi I'm James Plimmer, a final year BA Product Design student at Nottingham Trent University and an Associate Member of the Chartered Society of Designers, currently seeking graduate opportunities. This year I completed a 13 month industrial placement at PepsiCo International as an R+D Packaging Technician, supporting the European and Sub-Saharan Africa Packaging team.

During my time at university I have completed a range of projects exploring many different design disciplines including promotional merchandise, brand extension, user experience and environmentally considered products. Working on live projects with Nestle, Matter, Innovia and Heals has enabled me to expand my commercial awareness.

In June 2016 I won the British Promotional Merchandise Association’s Student Design Award Competition 2016, after pitching my design to a group of industry experts in London, and featuring in the July/August issue of Product Media Magazine. Since then I was invited to attend The BPMA Show 2016 at Silverstone to show case my design and represent the competition at Marketing Week Live 2017, before being invited back to support and be a student judge for the 2017 competition.